BSc, BVSc, BVMS (Hons), MANZCVS, Diplomate ACVO
Gladys grew up in Singapore and moved to Australia to pursue her veterinary degree. She graduated from Murdoch University, Australia, in 2011 as the valedictorian of her class. She had won numerous awards during her undergraduate degree. She took a special interest in veterinary ophthalmology during the fourth year of vet school. Subsequently, she undertook various ophthalmology externships in Australia and the USA.
Upon graduation, she worked in general practice in Singapore from 2012 – 2013. She completed a postgraduate course in veterinary ophthalmology in 2013. In 2014, she completed an ophthalmology internship in Eye Clinic for Animals, Sydney. She then completed her ophthalmology residency under the tutelage of Drs Jeffrey Smith, Cameron Whittaker and Kelly Caruso from 2015- 2018. She achieved Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists in 2020.
During her residency, Gladys spearheaded and became the global pioneer in Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty in dogs. She also developed a canine-adapted artificial anterior chamber; Boo-K9 AAC. Gladys has special interests in corneal transplantation surgery, cataract surgery and exotic animal ophthalmology. Aside from clinical work, she enjoys pushing the boundaries of veterinary ophthalmology to find new treatments. She also enjoys teaching and training the future generation of veterinary ophthalmologists.
Veterinary Ophthalmology Practitioner
Jelisa graduated with honours from the University of Queensland in 2014. Following graduation, she has worked in a small animal general practice clinic for 7 years prior to returning to Singapore. Throughout university and practice, she has always felt drawn to the study of ophthalmology in all animals, big and small. She has completed a year-long post-graduate certificate in veterinary ophthalmology offered by the University of Sydney in 2022 and in the same year also finished her internship with Dr Gladys Boo at The Eye Specialist For Animals. She recently also participated in an “Intraocular Surgery for Advance Surgeons” course in Henningdorf, Germany.
She will continue to be a part of “The Eye Specialist For Animals” team to continue to learn and develop her capabilities within the field of ophthalmology and hone her skills in microsurgery. Her interest outside of work includes spending quality time exploring the outdoors with her family and fur kid.
Before devoting his work fulltime as the practice manager for TESA, Jie worked as a project allocation and cost manager at a leading demolition company in Sydney, Australia. Running multiple jobsites, managing dozens of heavy plants, meeting contractors for quotation and awarding contracts to various subcontractors was what he does. Coming from a such background, the impression of managing a veterinary clinic might felt out of place, yet so familiar.
Nowadays, beside spending time performing his administrative work, also takes on responsibilities related to the daily operations of the clinic, such as overseeing the veterinary staff. He is also be involved in managing finances and budgets and marketing the clinic to the local community.
Overall, Jie's diverse work experience has given him a unique set of skills that he can apply to his role as the practice manager at TESA. Currently, he is working on giving the best belly rubs to any willing dogs/cats.
DVM, Practice limited to diseases and surgery of the animal eye
Time Period: 28/2/23 - 30/03/23
Dr. Eng is happy to be joining TESA from Texas in the USA. She is a graduate of Texas A&M’s undergraduate and veterinary schools where her focus was expansive ranging from horses and farm animals, zoo animals like elephants and giraffes, and pets of all sizes.
She spent time working in reproductive endocrinology at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and joined the circus prior to finding her love of ophthalmic surgery.
She completed her residency in private practice in Dallas, Texas where she currently resides with her Poodle and Greyhound. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, trapeze flying, good food, and world travel.
DVM, MS, DACVO Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Time Period: 10/4/23 - 05/05/23
Dr. Enry Garcia da Silva was born into a family of veterinarians. Before graduating Veterinary College in his hometown in Brazil (2004), Dr. Garcia performed ophthalmology rotations at several Veterinary Colleges in the USA as a student, and continued doing so in many other Veterinary Colleges and private practices after graduation for a total of 2.5 years. Dr. Garcia's experience is unique in terms of wide exposure to renowned veterinary ophthalmologists with whom he worked closely during the length of his training.
Dr. Garcia was the first Brazilian to ever be accepted into a Veterinary Ophthalmology Residency in North America and to become a Diplomate of the ACVO (American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists).
Dr. Garcia performed, presented and published numerous clinical/research papers and case reports on dogs, cats, rabbits, snakes and even fish!
DVM, PhD, DACVO Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Time Period: 8/5/23 - 19/05/23
Dr Moore's career focus occupies a unique niche that combines vision, visual ecology, and clinical ophthalmology. He will ask questions that explore unknown or unexplained morphological and physiological adaptations in vision, and seek to understand the role of multiple visual parameters simultaneously in order to better understand a given species ‘visual space’. For example, how may acute vision, color vision, and other specializations in the retina impact an animal’s interaction with their environment, conspecifics, and in the detection of predators.
Clinically, his research interests are focused on understanding disease processes as well as diagnostic and surgical methodology in exotic animal species. By taking this multifaceted approach to vision and studying these topics and their interactions together, questions can be answered that not only bridge the gap across disciplines, but also become translatable to other disciplines such as conservation biology and the development of new biotechnologies.
DVM, DACVO Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Time Period: 8/5/23 - 12/05/23
Dr. Czepiel graduated from Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) with a Bachelor of Arts in both Biology and Spanish as well as a minor in Biochemistry.
She discovered her interest in comparative ophthalmology while pursuing her veterinary degree at the University of Illinois. After receiving a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine with Honors, Dr. Czepiel completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at VCA Aurora Animal Hospital followed by an ophthalmology specialty internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Czepiel then joined the Eye Care for Animals residency program and trained in Chicagoland.
She is now a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She is currently a locum in both academia and private practice, and she also provides consultation services.
DVM, Dip ECVO Diplomate - European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology
Time Period: 22/5/23 - 22/06/23
Dr Hoffman will be joining TESA as a Locum from Germany. He graduated from Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen, where he has shown great interest in veterinary ophthalmology.
To further explore the field of veterinary ophthalmology, he worked as a scientific assistant in the Department of Surgery of the Ludwig- Maximilians-University, Munich. He also did a three years internship at Gutbrod’s Small Animal Clinic, Nuremberg, Germany.
He is now a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and runs a successful veterinary ophthalmology clinic in Nuremberg, Germany.
Mary's background is Medical Technology where she focused on the principles and practical skills of diagnostic techniques. She then spent 12 years with a medical solution company which brought forth advance surgical and diagnostic technologies that enhanced treatments for the human patients. She realized she wanted to be more involved, to be able to help in a more direct manner. With the stroke of luck, she was accepted as a volunteer at a veterinary clinic, that is how her journey into the Animal World began. Fast forward 6 years later, she has grown to love and be proud of what she does every day… Helping sick animals get back to their health and live their lives to the fullest.
Rachael has a strong passion for animals since young. This motivated her to pursue a diploma in Veterinary Technology at Temasek Polytechnic. Having hands-on work dealing with animals
has been a great joy for her.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her 5 adopted cats while watching Netflix. She is also an adrenaline junkie, and her preferred activities include riding roller-coasters and bungy jumping.
Sheena graduated with a diploma in Veterinary Technology in 2021. She gained an interest in this field after adopting her very own Singapore special when she was young. Upon graduation, Sheena explored her interest in wildlife and worked as a Trainer/Presenter at Night Safari. In her spare time, she still goes to Night Safari to train her favourite wild animals and she also enjoys spending time at home with her pets. Sheena hopes to learn more from her colleagues to improve her knowledge in providing the best care for her patients.
Wei Sheng is a motivated individual with a passion for healthcare and business. He graduated with a diploma in health science Optometry and a diploma plus in Business. Throughout his career, he has gained valuable experience working in both clinical and retail settings, providing him with a well-rounded understanding of patient and client communication.
Cerine has been working in customer service roles for several years before joining the pet industry. Out of the love for fur kids, she decided to contribute to pet healthcare. She enjoys interacting and creating bonds with animals. During her free time, she loves to bring her pet dogs out cafe hopping.
Using state-of-the-art surgical equipment and diagnostic techniques, we aim to deliver advanced eye care for your pet with compassion and warmth.